MY FI PATH TO LIVING LIFE ON MY TERMS

My FI Path to Living Life on My Terms by Josh Stine - Fiology

If you told me I would grow up to be an entrepreneur, I would’ve said you were nuts. My path to entrepreneurship hasn’t been easy. It started in college. I spent four years laser-focused on whatever it took to get the ultimate job and be “successful.” Thankfully, I formed great relationships and took entrepreneurship courses … Read more

PUTTING THINGS BACK WHERE THEY BELONG

Putting Things Back Where They Belong by Nick and Carol Keesey

From College Dropout to… My wife, Carol, and I met in spring 2014. She was living in Frederick, Maryland, working as an au pair, and I was a student at Penn State. A few months later, I decided to drop out of college. I did so to pursue a business I had started about a … Read more

BOUNCING BACK WITH THE BRRRR METHOD

Bouncing Back with the BRRRR Method by Jen and Zack Reeves

Over the past four years, my husband and I have journeyed from virtually no hope of ever retiring to tripling our net worth and earning enough passive income to nearly cover our monthly expenses. We realized this through strategic real estate investing and credit our current position almost entirely to the Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, … Read more

ON LOYALTY, LIVING, AND THE LONG GAME

On Loyalty, Living, and the Long Game by Nils and Jonas Salzgeber

I discovered Nils and Jonas when researching the topic of Stoicism to support Fiology Lesson 43: The FI-losophy of Financial Independence. Since then, we have interacted on a number of occasions and their professionalism and positive energy always stands out and leaves me even more impressed. These men have earned a level of success as … Read more

GOING BRRRRSERK WITH REAL ESTATE

Going BRRRRserk With Real Estate with David Greene

Those of us who use rental real estate as a tool to achieve Financial Independence are likely familiar with BiggerPockets and some of the associated personalities. David Greene is the co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast and author of two real estate investing books. His first book, Long-Distance Real Estate Investing: How to Buy, Rehab, and … Read more

FROM TYPICAL WORK DAY TO LIVING LIFE YOUR WAY

From Typical Work Day to Living Life Your Way by Daniel Killion

I have what most would consider to be an amazing job. I make more money than I probably should, I have more time off than most, I have a lot of autonomy in the work I do, and my coworkers are overall great people. But this June I will be ending my 15 year career … Read more

FINDING A FINANCIAL PATH WHILE THE CAREER GAME CHANGES

Finding a Financial Path While the Career Game Changes by Lisa Duke

Early Foundation My parents were both professionals who absolutely believed in the importance of education. My father was a manager at the wood products company in town, and my mom was a teacher who stayed at home with us until we were in high school. In many ways, my brother and I were fortunate. We … Read more

FROM BABY STEPS TO FI SPRINTS

Evolution of a FI Journey: From Baby Steps to FI Sprints by Chad Methner

Thrift Shop Inspiration I started my FI journey in late 2012. I was with my family, wandering around a thrift shop and I happened upon a copy of The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. I remember thinking to myself, “Can this guy really change my life for a $1?” Short answer was yes, he … Read more

NEW TO FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE AT 40

New to Financial Independence at 40 by Kristi and Jason Arnold

We prepared emotionally and financially for the ax to fall for nearly five years, but when it finally did we weren’t ready. The timing was terrible. As each round of layoffs passed and we weren’t impacted, we pushed thoughts of it more and more into the background. So, when the layoff finally did come to … Read more

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